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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at NJPAC on 2005-11-23

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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at NJPAC on 2005-11-23

Topics Live concert

SET 1:
1) Shakedown Street>
2) *This Wheel's On Fire> Jam>
3) The Wheel>
4) Built To Last
5) No More Do I>
6) Turn On Your Lovelight>
7) *Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms>
8) Turn On Your Lovelight

SET 2:
1) Sitting On Top Of The World
2) Cats Down Under The Stars> Jam>
3) Birdsong>
4) You've Got To Hide Your Love Away...

1) St. Stephen>
2) Eyes Of The World>
3) Uncle John's Band>
4) Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
5) Donor Rap/Band Intros
6) E: Dark Star

*1st time played

Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Location Newark, NJ

Source DSBD - Official Release from (CDs mastered by Wizard)
Taped by
Transferred by


Phil Lesh, Chris Robinson (vocals, guitar)
Larry Campbell (guitar, mando,violin, ps, etc)
John Molo (drums), Mookie Siegel (keys)
Barry Sless (guitar+pedalsteel)

Mixed and mastered by Wiz
CD covers can be found at
Big thanks to all the mirror sites!


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2015
Subject: --
Solid show for P&F; check that Caution > Meltdown from the previous night as well.

This was a good band, and when they really get revved up they can amaze - check the jam in St. Stephen into Eyes - definitely the show's highlight. The Cats > Bird Song is a nice Jer tribute, and the big Dark Star encore is exactly how you imagine.
Reviewer: Leshtricity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2006
Ok guys...I'm 20 years old, so I ain't never seen a GD show, but let me tell you so there's no confusion: THIS SHOW HAS CONFIRMED ONE THING FOR ME, and that is that I am a DEADHEAD. Seriously, I don't think I really knew it until about 7:30 into Eyes of the World, that's when it hit me. I was just chilling, really enjoying the show, and then I realized that this is the BEST MUSIC out there. And also, this is quite simply the best Eyes solo I've heard. If anyone has got a better one, give me a date please.

Thanks for christening me, Phil. Fucking incredible.
Reviewer: The Daddy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2006
Subject: Simply Outstanding!!!!
Unbelievable Shakedown to open - Great Venue with incredible acoustics. The first 5 songs had everyone set up for the night and moving... What can you say about Set 2 - Simply Outstanding!!!
Reviewer: vadead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 29, 2006
Subject: No More Do I ****
What a great version with great singing by Phil!! Great overall show, very tight with great sound and transitions!!!!!! My favorite show on this run so far but I still have some shows to listen to.
Reviewer: ~DarkStar~ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2006
Subject: Dark Star
Holy Mother of God!!!
Just for the Dark Star alone, this show is worth the download. I'm at work, listening to the *.mp3 of Dark Star via the crappy tiny speaker in the PC. Even through this speaker the song is terrific! Thanks Phil!!!
Reviewer: Phokus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2006
Subject: Nice one Phil!
Got in early and heard them soundcheck the Cats - couldn't believe my ears! Certainly can't go wrong with a Dark Star encore. The NJPAC is a beautiful space with wonderful acoustics, very reminiscent of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Anyone else notice the constant flashlights? ;-)
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2006
Bro, you have not lost your touch. I could not get tickets to this and can clearly see I missed something special - Well done you are my hero.
Reviewer: morphit - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 3, 2006
Subject: A Gem
This show has to rank in the all-time GD/Family board tapes. Just unbelievably tight, great vibe (vibe right out of 1969, with musicianship reflective of many years of experience). This flat out cooks.

Dare I say it, one of the best Cats Down Under the Stars ever. Thanks Phil et al. This is IT.
Reviewer: 2001 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2005
Subject: Best SBD Release
In my opinion this is the best SBD Release from this tour. Great Playing From start To finish.

Great Stuff
Reviewer: cassidygd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2005
Subject: shakedown
i love the fact he started w/ Shakedown, it was a great start to an awesome show
Reviewer: Cpt.Trips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 15, 2005
Subject: O YEA
Reviewer: zkdunn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, 2005
Subject: Ratdog
Just saw Bobby's band here in Tucson , saw Phil @ The Philmore in Denver in '03 w/ Gov't Mule. Now this '05 show adds to the great evolution. Sure am glad Bobby and Phil continue to make these break out jams.
Reviewer: jeffsetz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2005
Subject: Bless you Phil!
Thank you Phil for allowing this wonderful night of music to be made available(and for free!). This is a warm sounding soundboard with so many highlights that I can't begin to mention them all. Everything flows like fine wine on this evening, capped off with an absolutely beautiful Dark Star encore. There's more twists and turns on this version than any Dark Star I've heard post-Dead. I thought the previous night's show was going to be hard to beat but the band may very well have done so here on the 23rd. The interplay between Sless and Campbell is stunning and Molo's drumming is on fire.
What a hot band!
Reviewer: walthalljp - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2005
Subject: making mp3s
HagarJR - you can download the flac files (via ftp) and convert them to mp3 or wav files. Carry on Phil!
Reviewer: HagarJr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 9, 2005
Subject: Great set
I can't believe I missed this performance and I live near Newark and had been to the PAC just the previous week to see Alison Krauss. My big loss. This is just great stuff and next time Phil passes through the swamp I will absolutly be there. I just wish the download was available in MP3, so I could put it on my pod. Still I'm happy sitting at my desk in the office and being able to stream it. Thanks Phil, I truly appreciate your dedication to the fans who love the music!
Reviewer: williscat2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2005
Subject: DARK STAR
What a a great venue to catch a Dark Star in...such high ceilings in this beautiful opera house..This recording sounds fantastic. A tremendous 2 night run at NJPAC. Thanks Phil for the incredible nights of music.
Reviewer: REVSOUP - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2005
ok, i am REAL reluctant to try new stuff...hell, i had the same band till '95,lol . so i took a chance (after sampling radog) and gave this a shot. I AM NOW A PHIL PHAN!! Chris, mookie etc ,man would jerry be proud of all you guys! well done, now PHIL i would tour with.
Reviewer: BillySunday - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2005
Subject: Amazing line up
This could possibley be my favorite line up yet. Cant believe im saying this cause Jimmy Herring is my god, but seriously, this is it. The old school americana feel flowing through sless and campbell is unmatched. And mookie just blends with sless' leads (pedal steel or guitar) so fluidly. Amazing song selections, and stunning jams. Thanks so much Phil.
Reviewer: bomberholds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2005
Subject: phil keeps killin'
just keeps getting better. 2005 has been a very sick year for phil and friends but it is out of control at this point. phil gets better with age. i can not say enough about how great this show was on every level. thank you so much phil-keep the fire burning. we love you.
Reviewer: PRSlove - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2005
Subject: On Fire!!!
Man this show is on fire! This tour is great! cHRIS rOBINSON'S VOICE IS EXCEPTIONAL! I was priveleged to catch the Patriot center show! hopefully the SND board or aud recordings will be up soon! The patriot center not fade away was spectacular! Props to Barry Sless!!!!!!!!!!! And that Brown Sugar?? outta left field! but spectacular!
Reviewer: David WNY - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2005
Subject: Is there anything this band can't do?
The 2005 Shadow of the Moon Tour has some of the hottest playing ever. This is a beautiful recording. I am giddy.

Phil - if you are out there- please keep playing, and thanks for the soundboard.

I am hoping that Buffalo will make its way to be an official Phil Lesh and Friends authorized soundboard.
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